^
Keep New Times Free
4

Take Cover: Bad Lucy Covers Bob Dylan

"Lay Lady Lay" is a classic Bob Dylan tune, even if it doesn't sound like classic Dylan. 'Ole Bobby D. claims his voice sounded different on Nashville Skyline because he quit smoking before recording. Magnet and Gemma Hayes' soft, orchestral take on the song appeared on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtrack, and inspired Bad Lucy's version.

"It's actually pretty different than most of the other Magnet tunes. There's an orchestra on it and it's really arranged, but it was just so well done. It's a great tune, Bob Dylan's an awesome songwriter, obviously, so we went for it," says bassist Alex Kyhn.

"We used to have this problem of playing shows and not having enough material, so we learned a few covers and this was one of them," says singer and guitarist J. Miller, "Now we have the reverse problem where we play shows and we don't have enough time to play all of our songs, so this one fell off awhile ago and we're always like, 'let's play Lay Lady Lay,' and then it will be on a set list and we'll get cut short or something. We love to play it, especially in this setting with the upright [bass] and Rhodes.

Bad Lucy is scheduled to perform an unplugged showcase with The Alchemy Heart at The Roxy Lounge on Wednesday, June 27.

This video was recorded at The Bear's Den with a little audio help from Gabe Williams.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

If you play in a local band and would like to have a cover featured on our blog, please e-mail us at music@newtimes.com.

See our Take Cover archives for more Arizona bands taking on national songs.

Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.